Air Guitar: Essays on Art and Democracy


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"Air Guitar" is Dave Hickey's "memoir without tears"--a journey through the vernacular cultural landscape of the United States in the second half of the twentieth century. Looking back from the vantage-point of his adopted hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada, Hickey speculates on everything from jazz and rock-and-roll to basketball and professional wrestling--from magic and psychedelia to gambling and the culture of "little stories"--from automotive design to series television to Saturday-morning cartoons. The emphasis in these ...

Air Guitar: Essays on Art and Democracy 1997, Art Issues Press, Los Angeles, CA

ISBN-13: 9780963726452

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